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Game 1 • W&L (0-0) vs. Peace (0-0) • November 21, 2003 • 8:00 pm

Game 2 • W&L (0-0) vs. Howard Payne (0-0) • November 22, 2003 • 3:00 pm

Mandy King (Southern Maine ‘99) is in her first season as head women's basketball coach at W&L. King came to W&L after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Bloomsburg University for two seasons. She also was a graduate assistant coach at the College of New Jersey for two seasons following graduation from the University of Southern Maine where she earned a bachelor of science in sports medicine in 1999. During her time at Bloomsburg, King helped the Huskies achieve a 36-17 overall record and two berths to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The 2001-02 squad finished the season 21-6 overall and was ranked as high as second nationally in Division II. As assistant coach, King served as recruiting coordinator and was responsible for on-court coaching, scouting and game preparation. This season marks Erin Shaw's (Southern Maine ‘02) first as an assistant women's basketball coach at W&L. Shaw, a 2002 graduate of Southern Maine, comes to Lexington after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at her alma mater last season. Amy Forbes (Salisbury ‘01) enters her second season as an assistant for the Generals. Forbes is also the assistant women’s soccer coach, and helped W&L win its second-straight ODAC title this season, and advance to the NCAA South Region Championship.

This weekend’s match-ups mark Washington and Lee’s first meetings with Peace College and Howard Payne University.

The last time W&L took the court, the Generals suffered a 68-50 loss at the hands of Guilford in the 2002-03 season closer. Then-sophomore forward Emily Barker’s career-high 21 points, along with eight boards and three blocks, led the Generals. Sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly chipped in with a career-high-tying 14 points.

Washington and Lee opens its home schedule on Tuesday as it hosts Randolph-Macon Woman’s College at 7:00 p.m. The Generals emerged victorious in both their meetings with the WildCats in 2002-03, defeating RMWC, 66-51 (11/26/02) and 44-38 (2/5/03).


Peace College takes to the court after finishing the last season 11-14 overall. The Pride returns eight veterans and four starters, including last season’s leading scorer in senior guard Brooke Johnson (15.6 ppg). Sophomore guard Kenyatta Lawrence also averaged double figures for Peace with 11.1 ppg.

Howard Payne enters the 2003-04 season after finishing 2002-03 with a 19-6 overall record and a 10-4 mark in the American Southwest Conference

Washington and Lee welcomes back seven letterwinners and four starters from last season’s squad. Senior forward Sarah Michaels takes to the court after leading last year’s Generals with 14.8 points per game. She was also second on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve also averaged double figures for W&L, contributing 12.8 points per contest. Other returnees include junior guard Bethany Dannelly (8.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg), junior forward Emily Barker (6.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg), junior guard Peggy Altman (0.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg), sophomore guard Ashley Brown (0.2 ppg, 0.5 rpg) and sophomore guard Sarah Williamson. All told, this year’s veterans combined for 38.4 of the Generals 48.1 points per game.

Seven of Washington and Lee’s round-ballers are multiple-sport athletes for the Generals, with junior forward Emily Barker and sophomore guards Ashley Brown and Sarah Williamson leading the way as three sport athletes. Barker is a goalie for the ODAC-Champion women’s soccer team and a thrower for the track and field program, while Brown and Williamson are distance runners for the cross country and track teams. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly is a thrower on the track and field team, sophomore guard Louisa Feve plays lacrosse, freshman guard Amy Volkmann plays field hockey and senior guard Sarah Michaels is the captain of the riding team.ALL-ODAC
Junior forward Sarah Michaels was tabbed Honorable Mention All-ODAC after leading the Generals in scoring last season with 14.8 points per game. In addition to her 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.5 steals per game, she hit 27 three pointers and led W&L with an 81.7 free throw percentage (85-for-104). In only two years, (she took her sophomore year off) Michaels ranks sixth all-time for point per game in a season (14.8), eighth all-time for points in a season with 326 (2002-03) and 10th all-time for career points (486).

Junior guard Bethany Dannelly needed only two years to write herself into the W&L record book. She combined 84 assists last season with a program-record 152 assists as a freshman to become W&L’s all-time leader for assists in a career (236). She finished last season third on the team with 8.0 points per game and swiped a co-team-high 43 steals. Dannelly scored a career-high 14 points on four occasions last season.


Sophomore guard Louisa Feve came to Lexington from Potomac, Md., and immediatly made a name for herself in the Generals’ basketball program. In her inaugeral season, she was second on the team with a 12.8 points per game average that ranks her 10th all-time for points per game in a season. She took the 11th spot on the W&L all-time list for points in a season (307) and became the Generals’ all-time leader for three-pointers made in a season (37). Her initial success, coupled with a revitalized program, looks to make her one of the most successful basketball players in W&L’s history.

The new faces for the Generals are guard Sarah Otey, forward Jessica Hunsinger and guard Amy Volkmann. Otey comes to Lexington after a successful basketball career at the Hampton Roads Academy, where she lettered in basketball three years and earned two MVP awards, along with two academy Athlete of the Year awards. Hunsinger is a graduate of the Orme School, and helped lead her team to the regional championships while earning first team all-conference accolades. Volkmann takes to the court after a helping the W&L field hockey team reach the ODAC semifinals for the second straight season.

Junior forward Emily Barker returns indoors after helping lead the W&L women’s soccer team to its second-straight ODAC Championship as the Generals’ goalie. In her last appearance on the basketball court she scored a career-high 21 points as W&L fell to Guilford, 68-50, in the 2002-03 season closer. For the year, Barker averaged 6.6 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game, but several double-digit performances in the latter half of the season promised greater things to come.


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